Expanding 5G IOT mobile connectivity to trillions of things.

Qualcomm’s vision for 5G is a unified connectivity fabric that will connect virtually everything around us. LTE IoT -- enhanced machine type communication (eMTC) and narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) -- will be the initial 5G massive IoT solution that will connect a wide range of low-complexity IoT devices.

Complementary narrowband technologies are connecting new devices and industries.

LTE IoT delivers a scalable platform for connecting a wide-range of consumer, enterprise, and industrial IoT applications—transforming a wide range of industries by giving machines, devices, sensors, and objects the ability to connect and communicate reliably and securely, virtually anywhere, 24/7. 

LTE IoT evolution is foundational to 5G.

Both eMTC and NB-IoT will support in-band deployment with 5G NR in 5G spectrum which is expected in 3GPP Release 16, and they will be submitted with 5G NR to meet IMT-2020 5G requirements. LTE IoT will continue to evolve to bring advanced capabilities such as grant-free uplink, and multi-hop mesh.

Driving broad ecosystem adoption of LTE IoT.

We are bringing global cellular connectivity to a wide variety of IoT applications by offering a comprehensive portfolio of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors and LTE modems. MDM9206 (LTE multimode modem supporting Cat-M1 + Cat-NB1 + E-GPRS) is just one example of our cost-optimized, flexible, and scalable chipsets tailored to power the IoT.

Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

5G: the unifying connectivity fabric for the next decade and beyond.

Expanding the reach of mobile to new IoT services.


5G NR is initially targeting enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) in 2019, but it will evolve to address a broader set of IoT devices and services.


Cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication supports enhanced automotive safety, and it will fuel the future of autonomous driving.

Private industrial networks

Private LTE networks are optimized for a wide range of industrial IoT use cases.

Cellular drone communication

Cellular is enabling safer drone deployments, and will be key for coordinated operation and control.

The Latest

LTE IoT - Leading the World to 5G - Connecting the Internet of Things

Jun 16, 2016


LTE IoT Network Simulation

May 14, 2018


Webinar: Leading the LTE IoT Evolution to Connect the Massive Internet of Things

Jun 15, 2017


Webinar: 5G will enable massive IoT - How will LTE IoT fit into the 5G world?

May 14, 2018


Documents to download

Leading the LTE IoT evolution to connect the massive Internet of Things
Jun 24, 2016
Leading the LTE IoT evolution to connect the massive Internet of Things
Jul 14, 2016

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